Re: MS Language Packs

From: Martin J. Duerst (
Date: Wed Aug 06 1997 - 08:05:28 EDT

On Tue, 5 Aug 1997, Zhenbin Xu wrote:

> This give me the impression that upon the shipping of NT 5, those
> multilingual software companies such as Gamma and Accent should find no
> more profit from this market. It is interesting that Gamma claims it
> provides multilingual solution for Microsoft (IE for example). There are
> also some other companies invested in developing multilingual controls
> (OCX). It seems that Microsoft once again put those companies' investment
> into dead end. They'd better stop those projects right now. (It is a real
> matter of concern for me since I am involved in the develop of a
> multilingual word processor and edit control. Sadly enough?)

If you are doing something like Notepad, you definitely will have
to reconsider your business plan. But there are all kinds of
functions that the OS doesn't provide, and that may be necessary
in a word processor for a certain language.

Regards, Martin.

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